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The Royal Order of Ganesha

Poughkeepsie, NY – Recently found in the “Second Time ‘Round” Antique store in Hanalei, Maui, this medal was originally classified as a piece of interesting costume jewelry. August Porter, a visitor to the Islands from Poughkeepsie, brought it back to New York. The ornament caused quite a stir when his wife, Vera, wore it to […]

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Royal Hawaiian Jewelry – “The Miniatures of the Royal Order”

Belonging to Abigail Kawananakoa, a decendant of Princess Kekaulike (sister of Queen Kapiolani), “The Miniatures of the Royal Order” has been featured in the museum displays of Iolani Palace. The necklace holds 10 diamonds that each represent some of the royal orders that were given to and received by King David Kalakaua. Bookmark on Delicious […]

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History: Victorian Era Hawaiian Jewelry

Princess Liliuokalani, the future queen of Hawaii, attended Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in England. While there, both the Princess and the Queen of Hawaii were presented with gold bracelets carved with their names in old English lettering and filled with black enamel. When they returned to Hawaii they had bracelets made for other royals in the same […]

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